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Old 12-28-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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I've never tested for conversion. Brewed Jamil's dark mild yesterday and seemed to hit all the gates w/no issues. Gravity readings came out solid, right in line with Beersmith's projections. The hydro sample barely had any sweetness to it though. Now for my question: if your gravity readings are on par with the recipe, have you by definition achieved conversion? Would an unconverted or poorly converted batch still have gravity readings in line with a given recipe?

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OK, did a search and found a similar topic. From the discussion it appeared that a hydrometer reading wouldn't necessarily be a firm indicator of conversion, but a refractometer reading probably is. I think, lol

I'm a bit concerned about this dark mild, but I guess time will tell.

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S-04 feasting on the dark mild x 24 hrs so no worries - I fully expect it to be awesome, lol

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A mild generally has an OG of 1.037 or so, so the wort wouldn't taste particularly sweet. Don't worry!

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A mild generally has an OG of 1.037 or so, so the wort wouldn't taste particularly sweet. Don't worry!
Thanks Yooper - that makes sense!!
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